Nameless Dread

  • :Mari Masouridou
  • @Beau Rivage

“The Nameless Dread” – a psychoanalytical term firstly introduced by Wilfred Bion – is an attempt to visually approach the dreadful feeling of emptiness and non-understandable anxiety, through a fictional and intellectual prism.

 While everyone remembers their childhood fears, it is not easy to understand this nameless dread that follows us in adulthood. By seeing the human mind as a cave swarming with odd beings, symbols and strange objects, most of them unconscious and unilluminated, my photographs are used as a visual representation of the journey into the unknowable parts of consciousness and as projections of all the negative feelings I might have not been able to conceptualize as a child. 

The Nameless Dread is the entry into the cave, an imaginary re-entry into the womb of the mother, a place where thoughts go when they are forgotten.

About artist

Mari Masouridou was born in Athens, in 1983. She currently lives and works in Athens, Greece.


2015          International Center of Photography,  New York

2015          FOCUS School of Photography, Video and New Technologies, Athens

2007          National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, MA in Commercial Law

2005          Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, BA, Faculty of Law


2018         “Talent Lab”, scholarship, Athens Photo Festival

2017          “Contemporary Photography”, scholarship, Focus School Of Photography & New Media

2016           “Self Publish, Be Happy”, Workshop with SPBH & Atopos cvc

2016           “Peripatetics”, Workshop with Depression Era Collective

2014           “Critical”, Workshop with Depression Era Collective


2019          ””Photo-graphé”, Benaki Museum, Athens Gr.

2018          “The Family Of No Man”, Cosmos-Arles Books, Arles Fr

2018          “Athens Photo Festival 2018”, Benaki Museum, Athens Gr.

2018          “We Dream Awake”, Romantso, Athens Gr.

2018           ”Critical Archives III: Identities”, Medphoto Festival, Contemporary Art Museum of Crete

2017           ”Hell: Inside/Out”, Melina Mercouri Foundation, Athens Gr.

2017            “Found & Lost”, (Float.)&Void, (Float.) Gallery, Athens Gr.

2017          “Spoken Walls”, Void Gallery, Athens, Gr.

2016           ”Young Greek Photographers 2016”, Athens Photo Festival ’16, Benaki Museum, Athens

2016          ”Temporarily Lost”, Athens Photo Festival ’16, Beton7 Gallery, Athens Gr.

2016          ‘”9+1 The Void Opening”, Void Gallery, Athens Gr.

2015           ”Adultescence”, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, “Depression Era”

Collective, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Gr.

2015           ”Double Prive”, Booze Cooperativa Gallery, Athens Gr.

2014            Selected Works, Booze Cooperativa Gallery, Athens Gr.


2018          “Tourner Dans Le Vide”, collaboration with Makis Faros, “Making Oddkin, for joy, for

trouble, for volcano love” Festival, Nysiros Gr.

2018          “Tourner Dans Le Vide”, collaboration with Makis Faros, I Sea Art Festival, AiStratis Gr.

2016            “Identity Family Border”, Medphoto Festival, Crete


2018          “I Sea Art Festival”, Tandem Europe, Ai Stratis Gr.


2017          “Archaeology of the Future / Archäologie der Zukunft”, Culturescapes                     Greece/Griechenland 2017, Basel, Switzerland

2016           Change, Issue#3, C41 Magazine, Italy

2016           Interspace zine, Collaboration with Void publishing, Void, Athens

2016            C41 Magazine, Phroom Magazine, Phases Magazine , Kiosk Der Demokratie

2016            Slaves to Atopos, Issue #15, Self Publish, Be Happy / Atopos cvc

2015  ,  Collaboration with This Fluid on their album S.M.S. (Save My Soul)

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